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To Helen Back wins Milton elim

on 09/27/2009 2:00 AM
To Helen Back turned in a strong two-move effort to score a mild upset in the single $50,000(C) elimination for this year's Milton Stakes for older pacing mares over a track rated "good" on Saturday night at Mohawk.   The 6-year-old daughter of Astreos-Rocket Science flashed early speed from post six for driver Mike Saftic and landed in the pocket behind Four Starzz Meliss through a :2...
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Freshmen in ICF action at Balmoral

on 09/27/2009 2:00 AM
Illinois conceived and foaled 2-year-olds were in action on Saturday night at Balmoral Park as freshmen of both sexes battled in the $10,000 Thrifty Way and Yates Eagle Stakes. With an abundance of youngsters dropped into the box each stake was split into two divisions.   In the first division of the Thrifty Way, Fox Valley Naomi, the odds on choice in the race, stormed right to the fr...
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Vernon records fall in NYSS finals

on 09/27/2009 2:00 AM
The action on the track for the first edition of the $1.4 million New York Sire Stakes Night of Champions held at Vernon Downs was hot, despite being interrupted for more than an hour in the middle of the program due to a transformer fire on the backstretch. Completion of the card was momentarily in doubt, but officials were able get the lights back on in order to race the final four stakes races....
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Erv Miller freshmen sweep Elevation divisions

on 09/27/2009 2:00 AM
Trainees from the Erv Miller Stable flexed their muscle Saturday, September 26 in stakes action at Indiana Downs. Iam Bonasera and Mysoontobe led the charge, sweeping both $65,000 divisions of The Elevation for freshman colt pacers. To top things off, Mystical Valentine, another Miller pupil, picked up a win in the $50,000 Mega Mini Series final.   Iam Bonasera rebounded from a narrow defea...
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Elevation Stake attracts 13 freshman pacing colts

on 09/26/2009 2:00 AM
A group of 13 two-year-old pacing colts will go to the post in two $65,000 divisions of The Elevation Saturday evening, September 26 at Indiana Downs. The freshman stakes are part of a 13-race card that will also include two series finales and the return of Art Official to the Hoosier State.   The first Elevation division, carded as race seven on the program, has drawn a field of six that i...
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Transformer blows at Vernon; racing delayed

on 09/26/2009 2:00 AM
A transformer blew after the fifth race at Vernon Downs on Saturday night, causing a small explosion that brought the local fire department to the track. The lights were knocked out in the paddock and backstretch, but electricity remained in the grandstand. Officials were hoping to come up with a solution to restore power so the remaining races, which includes the New York Sire Stakes championship...
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Shanghai Lil dominates in Simpson division

on 09/25/2009 2:00 AM
Rain showers drenched the downtown Lexington oval once again on Thursday afternoon and throughout the races, however that did not slow down Shanghai Lil or driver Mike Lachance who teamed up to take the featured $57,570 John Simpson Memorial for 3-year old filly pacers, one of five wins on the 12-race card for Lachance.   Lachance tucked the daughter of Jenna’s Beach Boy-Wonderbolt into ...
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Lady In The Wind wins NJ Futurity

on 09/25/2009 2:00 AM
Lady In The Wind held off Rapsong to win the $51,200 New Jersey Futurity for New Jersey-sired 3-year-old trotters, the second race on Friday at Freehold Raceway. The Windsong’s Legacy filly trotted the mile in 1:58.3 for her third victory.  She has finished in-the-money in nine of 12 starts.   Bred and owned by Dreamland Farms of Cream Ridge, NJ, Lady In The Wind improved her ba...
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Freshman trotters shine in Am-Nats

on 09/24/2009 2:00 AM
Freshman trotters stepped into the spotlight on Wednesday night at Balmoral Park as a pair of six-figure American-National Stakes shared top billing. Patrick Graham’s state-bred sensation Run And Tell Pap toted home top honors in the $106,000 colt event, stopping the clock in 1:57.2, while the top prize in the $100,000 filly stake was captured by Melvin Hartman, Herb Liverman and David McDu...
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Michaelrowyourboat sets Meadows all-age trot mark

on 09/24/2009 2:00 AM
Michaelrowyourboat unleashed a powerful uncovered bid that carried him past the dueling leaders and on to victory in 1:52.3--fastest mile ever trotted at The Meadows--in Wednesday’s $27,500 Preferred Handicap.   Hidden Viggorish, the 4-5 favorite, set sail for the front but found herself battling for the point with a stubborn Master Begonia, who would not release her. Hidden Viggorish fin...
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Jug Day: Well Said favored in third Jug Future

on 09/24/2009 2:00 AM
A crowd of about 50,000 is once again expected to pack the fairgrounds in Delaware, Ohio, on Thursday afternoon for the 64th renewal of the $650,000 Little Brown Jug for 3-year-old colt pacers, the second jewel of the Triple Crown. Temperatures are expected to top out in the high 70s under cloudy skies, with a slight chance of light rain intermittent throughout the day.   As for the Ju...
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Quantum Lightning, Kentucky Wildcat win Standardbred 2CTs

on 09/24/2009 2:00 AM
Quantum Lightning won the fastest of two $39,863 divisions of the Standardbred Stake for 2-year-old colt trotters Thursday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio, fairgrounds, while Kentucky Wildcat checked in first in the second split.   Brad Hanners was in the sulky behind Quantum Lightning, who scored a career-best 1:58 victory. Defend The Rock and Ron Pierce were second, with Telephoto K and D...
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Won The West outduels Mister Big in Winbak Pace

on 09/24/2009 2:00 AM
Won The West, second in last year's Winbak Pace at the Delaware, Ohio, fairgrounds, turned the tables on his divisional rival in this year's $50,300 renewal, scoring a 1:50.4 victory for driver David Miller. Just four horses lined up behind the gate as a light rain began to fall: Booze Cruzin, Atochia, Mister Big and Won The West.   Miller got away third in the field as Brian Sears sent Mis...
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Aqua Artist wins Standardbred 2FP

on 09/24/2009 2:00 AM
Aqua Artist rallied down the stretch to edge Lovely Dawn in the shadow of the wire to capture the $60,826 Standardbred for 2-year-old filly pacers Thursday afternoon at Delaware, Ohio. Driven by Dave Palone, Aqua Artist crossed the wire in 1:55.4 for her third win of the year in seven starts.   The 3-5 favorite Sand Windsor and driver David Miller had set much of the early tempo but the fil...
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Triumphant Caviar sets world mark in Old Oaken Bucket

on 09/24/2009 2:00 AM
Triumphant Caviar trotted to a world-record 1:54.2 victory in the first of two $87,000 Old Oaken Bucket divisions for 3-year-old colts Thursday afternoon at Delaware, Ohio, but it wasn't without an anxious moment. As the leading Winning Mister and Dave Palone turned for home with Triumphant Caviar and Luc Ouellette on the outside, the front-runner suddenly veered right, forcing Ouellette...
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If I Can Dream, Well Said win Jug elims

on 09/24/2009 2:00 AM
If I Can Dream, sent three wide down the backstretch by driver Tim Tetrick, rallied with a flourish to win the first of two eliminations of the 64th Little Brown Jug Thursday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio, fairgrounds, while Well Said overcame post eight to win the second elim in impressive fashion.   Raced through a steady rain, If I Can Dream edged Perfect Shooting and driver Dave ...
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Buck I St. Pat wins Ms. Versatility final

on 09/24/2009 2:00 AM
Buck I St. Pat added the $111,000 Ms. Versatility final to her stellar resume Thursday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio, fairgrounds, trotting to a national season's best 1:55.2 victory for driver Tim Tetrick.   Tetrick got away third with Buck I St. Pat before moving to the lead shortly after the leading Autumn Escapade and driver David Miller tripped the first-quarter timer in :28.4. Buck ...
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Well Said wins 64th Little Brown Jug

on 09/24/2009 2:00 AM
Well Said won the 64th Little Brown Jug Thursday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio, fairgrounds, winning the $650,000 renewal in straight heats under rainy conditions. Driven by Ron Pierce, Well Said won his elimination in 1:51.1 and then wrapped up the race in straight heats by capturing the second in 1:51.4, over a racetrack rated as "good," the first Jug ever contested on a track not li...
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Fashion Feline completes PASS sweep

on 09/23/2009 2:00 AM
Fashion Feline completed her sweep of the four preliminary legs in her Pennsylvania Sires Stakes division on Tuesday at The Meadows, scoring a gritty victory and setting track and stakes records in the process.   The $252,319 stake for 2-year-old trotting fillies, known as the Delmonica Hanover, was contested over three divisions, with Action-Broadway and Bone A Fide capturing the othe...
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Field set for Grand Prix de l'UET in Finland

on 09/23/2009 2:00 AM
Eliminations for the Grand Prix de l'UET were raced Tuesdy night in Tampere, Finland, with the final, worth $460,000 euro, raced Saturday, Oct. 3. The elims were won by the Finnish Derby winner, Target Hoss (Muscles Yankee), trained by Timo Nurmos and driven by Jorma Kontio, and the pre-favorite and Swedish Derby winner, Maharajah (Viking Kronos), trained by Stefan Hultman and driven by Orjan Kihl...
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